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8 04, 2024

IBD Therapy: 5 Reasons for Using Drug Monitoring

By |2024-04-17T12:30:56+02:00April 8th, 2024|Uncategorized|

IBD Therapy: 5 Reasons for Using Drug Monitoring The burden of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), is increasing worldwide. With the development of anti-tumour necrosis factor (antiTNF) drugs it became possible to significantly [...]

24 03, 2024

TB Awareness Month

By |2024-03-04T08:12:35+02:00March 24th, 2024|Uncategorized|

TB Awareness Month March 2024 is TB Awareness month in South Africa and 24 March is World TB Day. Five (5) quick facts about TB or tuberculosis A bacterium, called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, cause Tuberculosis (TB). The bacteria usually attack [...]

6 02, 2024

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

By |2024-02-06T09:23:13+02:00February 6th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) 4 February is World Cancer Day What is squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)? Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common type of skin cancer occurring on your skin, especially in places where you’ve been exposed to [...]

15 01, 2024

Pap Stain the Science Behind Your Pap Smear

By |2024-01-15T13:10:11+02:00January 15th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Pap Stain the Science Behind Your Pap Smear Papanicolaou stain (also Papanicolaou's stain and Pap stain) is a polychromatic or multi-coloured cytological staining technique developed by George Papanicolaou in 1942. Have you ever wondered how your Pap smear or [...]

14 11, 2023

14 November is World Diabetes Day

By |2023-11-07T15:21:36+02:00November 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|

14 November is World Diabetes Day Understanding HbAC1 In 2023, the World Diabetes Day campaign focus on the importance of knowing your risk of type 2 diabetes to help delay or prevent the condition and highlighting the impact of [...]

19 10, 2023

Down Syndrome – Trisomy 21

By |2023-10-12T15:40:03+02:00October 19th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Down Syndrome – Trisomy 21 Down Syndrome is also referred to as Trisomy 21. 20 October is National Down Syndrome Day. The intend of this day is to create awareness about Down Syndrome and to communicate facts about the [...]

8 09, 2023

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

By |2023-08-10T14:17:27+02:00September 8th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome 9 September is International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day is celebrated each year at nine minutes past nine on the ninth day of the ninth month to draw attention to the [...]

2 08, 2023

Understanding Anaemia

By |2023-08-02T12:11:19+02:00August 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|

Understanding Anaemia In 2019 the WHO estimated the global anaemia prevalence to be 39.8%. Anaemia develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or haemoglobin.  Haemoglobin is the main part of red blood cells and it binds [...]

3 07, 2023

Red Blood Cell Disorders

By |2023-08-02T12:08:48+02:00July 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

Red Blood Cell Disorders In 1658, the Dutch naturalist, Jan Swammerdam was the first person to observe red blood cells under the microscope, describing them as oval particles in frog blood. Yet the routine use of the microscope and [...]

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